Originally Posted by SUroot
Touchwiz custom roms are great. If you don't like the launcher (touchwiz home) just use apex or nova (vanilla style launchers on play).
Aosp/aokp/cm lose so many features it seems pointless to me
It's the whole feel of TouchWiz though - not just the home launcher. I'm already using Nova Launcher Prime - which is great, as a launcher.
The TW lock screen, for example, looks like something a child would make. The notification bar is perfect as it comes from Google, why did Samsung feel the need to change it? The gallery looks like a "my first website", and the bloatware...well. They're a few from the top of my head.
TouchWiz is unprofessional, especially aesthetically. That's my personal
opinion, at least. Things like "double-tap to top" don't even work anyway so I'm not fussed about losing the buggy features bundled with TW.
I've been looking at SuperNexus Build 5 - anyone have any experience with this? Looks pretty sound - my only concern being that he claims to be 16 years old. Not sure if that's a nerd joke or not.
Edit: You're a very knowledgeable guy - any chance you could give a rough overview on how to apply one of these custom ROMs?
As I understand it, I need to root (somehow!), install CWM (somehow!), copy a zipped ROM over to the phone, along with a Google apps .zip, use CWM to install both. Sound about right? Any advice for the actual rooting step?